Turbo-Charging Your WordPress Security

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Turbo-Charging Your WordPress Security

wordpress securityBack In July I published an article about one of the biggest drawbacks to WordPress, security. In that article I noted several steps we take to ensure that all of our clients are protected. Well, in an effort to continuously ‘stay ahead of the game’ when it comes to hackers we’ve found an even better solution.

One might wonder why there’s even a need for a better solution in the first place. After all, WordPress has a bevy of plugins that help provide security, including firewalls, login attempt limits, malware scans, and more. However, what we’ve found is that these simply aren’t enough.  Hackers are getting continuously more sophisticated, so the need for more sophisticated security is ever-evolving.

Over the past year we’ve seen more and more attempted hacks on our websites. This coincides with the numerous data breaches that Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot and Healthcare.gov experienced. On Wednesday of last week (9/10/14) was announced by Mashable that 5 million ‘gmail passwords’ were hacked. It goes without saying that hacking is on the rise.

So what’s the solution? Cloud-based proxy security. Turbo has partnered with Sucuri to offer a comprehensive security service that will protect your website from being hacked. How does this work? By using a Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Instrusion Prevention System (IPS).  This protects your website from malware, blacklisting, brute force attacks, SQL injections, cross-site request forgeries, malicious post requests, and much more.

What makes this service unique is that it’s a cloud-based protective perimeter that requires all website visitors to pass through their Intrusion Prevention and detection systems. This is done at the DNS level by updating your domain’s A record. What’s more is that the system can run real-time security patches. This is something no WordPress plugin can possibly execute.

We highly recommend securing your WordPress website. As an open source platform that’s supported by unique, third-party themes and plugins, some of which can be compromised, you need to be especially cautious about security. Unfortunately, your web host can only provide daily backups and protect you from server attacks. This does nothing to prevent the hacking of your website platform itself.

To learn more about how you can protect your website please contact Turbo today. You can also reach us by phone at 877-673-7096 x2.

 

By | 2016-12-23T12:42:21+00:00 September 15th, 2014|News, Web Development|0 Comments

About the Author:

Tom joined Matt in 2010, helping co-found Turbo Medical Marketing. As COO, Tom oversees all production and works directly with both the executive team and the Account Managers. Tom has helped to formulate systems and processes for sales, business development, internal marketing, service offerings, client intake, and employee hiring and training. You can get a sense of Tom's marketing knowledge, as well as pick up some marketing tips and insights, by checking out the Turbo blog that he contributes to weekly. Tom has also spoken at several aesthetic conferences in the past about topics ranging plastic surgery technology to mobile marketing. Tom received his B.A. in Business Management Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is a former collegiate rugby player and he enjoys golfing, snowboarding, hiking, and playing with his dog Yogi in his spare time. He's also a mentor with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program in Charleston. Tom lives with his wife Lindsay in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

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